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10 September 2012 @ 11:58 pm
Nightcap Analysis, Part 2  
LJ determined the previous entry was too big by three entries, so here they are as well.



Museum: The Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall
Accession #: 2003.61
Date: 1580-1620
Description: black and silver floral design, rose, honeysuckle, pomegranate, grapes and acorns at peak
Material: linen
Threads: black silk and silver threads
Stitches: couching, plaited braid, spider, detached buttonhole, reverse chain, couched coils
Seams: plaited braid embroidered over seams
Oes: no
Lace edging: small needlelace or whipped stitch silver edging
Lining: ?
Visible drawing: yes
Observed: in person
Link: http://www.manchestergalleries.org/the-collections/search-the-collection/display.php?EMUSESSID=1c9e661b1dc802d5df301b1cb76a5284&irn=15262

Museum: The Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall
Accession #: 1959.271
Date: 1590-1600
Description: deteriorated black floral with little creatures
Material: linen
Threads: black silk, silver, and gilt threads
Stitches: chain, plaited braid, spider, detached buttonhole, ceylon, stem, speckle,
Seams: embroidered over with plaited braid in gilt thread
Oes: teardrop spangles from lace, no oes on embroidery
Lace edging: yes, gilt and silver bobbin lace
Lining: ?
Visible drawing: yes
Observed: in person
Link: http://www.manchestergalleries.org/the-collections/search-the-collection/display.php?EMUSESSID=1c9e661b1dc802d5df301b1cb76a5284&irn=6642

Museum: Manchester Galleries
Accession #: T.9288, transferred from V&A
Date: 1575-1599
Description: black and gold central pansy surrounded by strawberries and daffodils, carnation at peak
Material: linen
Threads: black silk and silver-gilt threads
Stitches: detached buttonhole, double running, chain, blackwork geometric fill, spider
Seams: embroidered over in deteriorated black silk
Oes: no
Lace edging: no
Lining: ?
Visible drawing: yes
Observed: through glass case
Link: Pictured to the right in this record: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O359994/nightcap/


 
 
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